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Bill Cheatham, Part 2: Improvising and Variations

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Learn fiddle in the styles of Kenny Baker, Stuart Duncan, Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks, and other bluegrass greats by learning classic tunes, with improvisation exercises and advanced techniques.
 
 
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Bill Cheatham, Part 2: Improvising and Variations
Bill Cheatham, Part 2: Improvising and Variations
 
In this video, Chad talks about some some approaches to improvising on “Bill Cheatham” and shows you a few variations. He shows you the “target notes” in each part and how you can think about creating lines that get to those notes, giving you some specific examples that illustrate what he means.

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